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Australia inquiry examines swim coach child sex abuse claims

Sydney - An Australian national inquiry into child sex abuse switched its focus Monday from the Catholic Church to the professional swimming community and how it reacted to allegations against two Olympic coaches.

Swimming legend Phelps to return to pool

Washington - Olympic swimming superstar Michael Phelps, who retired from the sport after taking six medals at the 2012 London Olympics, will make his competitive comeback next week at a US Grand Prix series event in Mesa, Arizona, USA Swimming announced.

Legend Phelps to return to pool

Washington - Olympic swimming superstar Michael Phelps, who retired from the sport after taking six medals at the 2012 London Olympics, will make his competitive comeback next week at a US Grand Prix series event in Mesa, Arizona, USA Swimming announced Monday.

Swimming heroes Thorpe, Hackett wanted as team mentors

Sydney - Swimming Australia says it would welcome struggling heroes Ian Thorpe and Grant Hackett as mentors of the national swim team after they overcome their personal challenges.Dual Olympic gold medallists Susie O'Neill and Michael Klim were Thursday announc...

Stilnox not a problem for swimmers, world champion Magnussen says

Sydney - World champion James Magnussen said on Friday Stilnox was not an issue among current Australian swimmers in the wake of Grant Hackett seeking treatment for addiction to the prescription drug.Magnussen, who was a member of the Australian relay team at t...

Former Australian swimming great Hackett in rehab

Sydney - Australian swimming great Grant Hackett is seeking treatment for addiction to prescription drugs, his manager and father said on Wednesday, days after he was pictured half-naked in a hotel lobby looking for his young son.Hackett, who won the 1,500m fre...

Swimming champ Thorpe in rehab for depression

Sydney - Australian swimming great Ian Thorpe was in rehabilitation for depression Tuesday after a mixture of painkillers and anti-depressants left him disoriented on a Sydney street, highlighting the pressures facing elite athletes after retirement.

Thorpe in rehab for depression

Sydney - Swimming great Ian Thorpe was in rehab for clinical depression Tuesday after a mixture of painkillers and anti-depressants left him disoriented on a Sydney street, his manager said.

Swimmer Ian Thorpe's management deny rehab claims

Sydney - Australian swimming great Ian Thorpe's handlers on Friday denied he was in rehab for depression and alcohol abuse and said he instead entered hospital for shoulder surgery.

How do dolphins swim? (video)

West Chester - Dolphins swim by exerting minimum effort, according to a new study. This finding overturns an 80-year-old paradox that argues dolphins are not designed for swimming.

US swimmer Diana Nyad completes Cuba-Florida swim

American swimmer Diana Nyad, 64, made it onto dry sand in Key West on Monday after swimming more than 100 miles from Cuba.

Cranford's Gators swim impressively to beat difficult Hurricanes Special

Cranford - Kicking off the summer swim season with a win for Cranford, the Cranford Gators hosted the Hillsborough Hurricanes for a historically competitive meeting.

$32K offered for a swim in a polluted river in China

In order to raise awareness about the state of pollution in China, an entrepreneur has offered $32,000 to any Chinese government official who will swim in a local river.

Young and old got naked in the 'Sydney Skinny' swim (video)

Sydney - The first "Sydney Skinny" nude ocean swim was held on Sunday, with around 1,000 daring people, from young to elderly, participating for a good cause.

Video of 5-year-old swimming with sharks sparks YouTube outrage

A Connecticut couple David and Elana Barnes have been widely criticized after they posted a video online of their 5-year-old daughter, Anaia, swimming with sharks in the Bahamas.

Swimmer abandons swim from Cuba to U.S. due to strong currents

The 49-year-old grandmother who had been attempting to nab the title of being the first woman to swim between the two countries unassisted had to give up her swim this past weekend.

Goes viral: Cat goes for doggy paddle in the sea

There are some breeds of cats that will dare to enter water but in general felines are not known for their love of the wet stuff or swimming. But a video going viral shows one cat's brave water adventure.

Xmas day swimmers take to the icy seas at Hunstanton for charity Special

Hunstanton - It was minus 3c (27f) on a sunny Christmas Day morning when over 100 brave swimmers took to the North Sea coast and plunged into icy seas to swim for charity - all in fancy dress.

Frenchman becomes first limbless person to swim English channel

A Frenchman who had his arms and legs amputated after an electrical accident has become the first limbless person to swim the English Channel.

Obama declares Gulf safe for holidays, swims off coast of Florida

In an effort to show the water is safe since the oil spill in the Gulf, the White House released a photo of US President Barack Obama and his daughter swimming. Accompanying photographs and video were taken at Alligator Point, Florida.

Florida experts monitor manatees during Gulf Oil disaster Special

Crystal River - Experts are watching the continuous flow of oil that is spilling into the Gulf of Mexico and trying to assess the ecological impact on the environment and the creatures that live in the ocean including the manatee, the gentle giant of the sea.

Man From Newfoundland To Swim Length of Great Barrier Reef

Rob Hutchings, a native of Corner Brook, N.L. who now lives in Adelaide, Australia, hopes his 2,300-kilometre quest will raise awareness of global warming. This unprecedented swim will call attention to the probable extinction of the Reef.

California Developer Swims English Channel

A California man is the most recent swimmer to make swimming the English Channel goal a reality. No medals, just the satisfaction.

Cape Town adventurer plans North Pole swim

If you fancy a cold swim you may want to hang out with Lewis Pugh, also known as the 'Ice Bear', as he takes his latest dip -- a nice cool swim at the North Pole.

Man Breaks Record For Under Ice Swim

Almost 7 years after Wim Hof attempts to break the world record for the furthest swim under ice, here it is on video, provided by GuinnessWorldRecords.

Buckets of blood readied for Amazon swim

A 52-year-old is attempting to swim across the Amazon river.

Microbots Designed to Swim Like Bacteria for Medical Diagnosis

Scientists design bacteria like microrobots for diagnosis of medical problems.

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Satellite view of the English Channel.
Satellite view of the English Channel.
NASA
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File photo: Brad McVetta  Triple Crown Swimmer - English Channel
File photo: Brad McVetta, Triple Crown Swimmer - English Channel
Steve Munatones
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Gyrocopter buzzes around the beach on Christmas morning in Hunstanton
Gyrocopter buzzes around the beach on Christmas morning in Hunstanton
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Xmas day swim in Hunstanton
Xmas day swim in Hunstanton
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Triathlon photographs
Triathlon photographs
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Jason Ritter and Sarah Roemer in The Event
Jason Ritter and Sarah Roemer in The Event
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The temperature was minus 3c but still they swam on Christmas morning
The temperature was minus 3c but still they swam on Christmas morning
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Fancy dress swimming on the beach
Fancy dress swimming on the beach
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Fancy dress swimmers on Xmas Day 2010
Fancy dress swimmers on Xmas Day 2010
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A triathlon involves the completion of three continuous and sequential endurance disciplines
A triathlon involves the completion of three continuous and sequential endurance disciplines
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Obama and daughter enjoying a vacation break
Obama and daughter enjoying a vacation break
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Charity swim day in Hunstanton attracted several people on Xmas morning
Charity swim day in Hunstanton attracted several people on Xmas morning
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A goose swims in the Detroit River (Trenton  Michigan)
A goose swims in the Detroit River (Trenton, Michigan)
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Fancy dress swim at Hunstanton beach
Fancy dress swim at Hunstanton beach
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